2016 Shriners Hospital for Children OpenLas Vega, Nevada – The PGA Tour returns to the Nevada desert this week for the 2016 Shriners Hospital for Children Open.

As usual, many of the top players most have passed on the 34th edition of this event.

Still there should be plenty of excitement as players look to get an early head start on qualifying for the 2017 Fed Ex Cup Playoffs.

Here’s what you need to know when watching the 2016 Shriners Hospital for Children Open.

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2016 BMW ChampionshipCarmel, Indiana – The top players on the PGA Tour travel to Crooked Stick in Carmel, Indiana for the 2016 BMW Championship, the penultimate leg of the 2016 PGA Tour playoffs.

American Patrick Reed and former world number one Rory McIlroy won the first two legs of the playoffs and have clinched their spots in the Tour Championship in two weeks at East Lake in Atlanta.

And while many players have all but clinched their spots for the season finale, those on the bubble will have to produce a good performance if they want a shot at the FedEx Cup and the $10 million bonus.

Here’s what you need to know to get ready for the 2016 BMW Championship.

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Oakmont, Pennsylvania – The world’s best golfers return to the Oakmont Country Club this week for 2016 U.S. Open.

The 116th playing of America’s national championship promises to test the game’s elite, as many, including 7-time major champion Phil Mickelson, have described Oakmont as the toughest course they will ever play.

Masters champion Danny Willett of England will look to match 2015 U.S. Open champion Jordan Spieth by winning the first two majors of the calendar year.

Here’s what you need to know to prepare for the 2016 U.S. Open.

Last Year

Spieth took advantage of a 72nd hole three-putt by his third round co-leader Dustin Johnson to win his first U.S. Open, and second consecutive major championship.

Spieth closed with a final round 69, for a four round total of 275, 5-under par, one shot better than Johnson and South Africa’s Louis Oosthuizen.

Oosthuizen had a 67 on Sunday.

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New Orleans, Louisiana – The big question heading into  the 2016 Zurich Classic of New Orleans is will the recent domination of foreign-born players continue?

After a strong start for American players in the fall portion of the 2015-2016 PGA Tour season, eight of the past 13 events have been won by players whose passport doesn’t say born in the U.S.A.

This week’s foreign contingent is lead by Australia’s Jason Day, the number one player in the Official World Golf Ranking. The defending PGA champion is one of a small group of three players entered who rank in the top 10 players in the world.

Joining the World #1 is American Rickie Fowler, the current fifth ranked player in the world and defending champion Justin Rose of England, who sits 10th in the world rankings.

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For the 4th straight week, there’s no change at the top of Razzball’s Fantasy Golf Rankings, March 22, 2016 edition.

Australia’s Adam Scott picked up a few more points after a T12 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational on the weekend.  The former world #1 was looking for his third win in a row after victories at the Honda Classic and WGC-Cadillac Championships.

Scott has a big lead over American Bubba Watson who holds at #2 for a third week. The 37-year old lefthander has been idle since a runner-up finish at Doral and will be back in action this week at the WGC Dell Match Play event.

South Africans Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel remain in third and fourth place respectively, while England’s Danny Willett completes the Top five.  The 11th ranked player in the Official World Golf Ranking moves up one spot this week, swapping places with Rickie Fowler.

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Orlando, Florida – As the lead-up to Augusta, and the year’s first major, kicks into high gear, the PGA Tour returns to Bay Hill for the 2016 Arnold Palmer Invitational.

This year’s build-up to the annual pilgrimage to Arnie’s place is dominated by two players attempting to complete rare trifectas.

Two-time defending champion Matt Every looks to become only the second player in tournament history to win the tournament in three consecutive years after wins in 2014 and 2015. He’s looking to match the feat of eight time Arnold Palmer Invitational champion, Tiger Woods, who won the first four of his titles in consecutive years from 2000-2003.

Australian Adam Scott is looking for a three-peat of his own, as he attempts to win his third consecutive PGA Tour start after wins at the WGC-Cadillac Championships and the Honda Classic. The recent success has lifted Scott back into the Top 10 in the Official World Golf Ranking, as he ranks #6 heading into the week.

Every and Scott will face a strong field that includes five of the top 10 players in the world. In addition to the Australian, other top players in the field include Rory McIlroy (#2), Jason Day (#3), Henrik Stenson (#7) and Justin Rose (#8).

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Australia’s Adam Scott overcame near disaster, at the World Golf Championships Cadillac Championship on Sunday, to win his second consecutive PGA Tour event and maintain his hold on top of the Razzball Fantasy Golf Rankings, March 8, 2016 edition.

Scott was near the lead on the front nine when double bogies on three and five dropped him six shots behind leader Rory McIlroy with 13 holes to play. The 2013 Masters champion responded by going six-under par on that final stretch to edge American Bubba Watson for the title.

It was the second consecutive week Scott had overcame major adversity to post a victory. At last week’s Honda Classic, Scott was in the lead on Saturday only to make a quadruple bogey seven on the par 3 15th hole. He rallied to beat Sergio Garcia by a single stroke for his first tournament win since May, 2014.

Scott holds a lead of more than a thousand points over the second ranked Watson, and looks poised to stay on top for the next few weeks. In addition to success in our fantasy rankings, the Cadillac triumph also moved Scott back to #6 in the Official World Golf Ranking, his highest position in nearly a year.

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Miami, Fla – The Best players in the world are in Miami this week for the first World Golf Championships event of the season. So that means it’s time for our 2016 Cadillac Championship picks.

This will be the first time this season that all the world’s best will be assembled at one event, and it will no doubt go along way towards determining the favorite for the year’s first major. Hard to believe that Augusta is only five weeks away.

But picking a winner in this wacky 2015-2016 season won’t be easy.

Dustin Johnson is the defending champion, but like many of the Top 10 players in the Official World Golf Ranking this season, his play has been anything but consistent.  Even the so-called “Big Four” of Jordan Spieth, Jason Day, Rory McIlroy and Rickie Fowler, have had their share of highs and lows so far in 2016.

Among the top five in the world, Bubba Watson, winner of his last start in Los Angeles, is probably in the best form, and that, coupled with his stellar record at Doral, probably makes him the early-line favorite.

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